A Spiffing Weekend…

Yes that was rather a spiffing weekend. We attended two excellent fun packed events, and had excellent weather to go with it. The CountryStyle team of Eileen, Abi and Martha were at the Isle Funride, organised by the North Shropshire Hunt. There was a record attendance of 300+ riders which kept Abi and Martha very busy with their camera’s.

Abi was catching the fun at the logs…

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whilst Martha sat for 4 hours capturing brave riders tackling the hedge. At the end of her stint she couldn’t resist tackling it herself so here she is clearing the hedge with style :)

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The Isle Funride is held again on Sunday 10th August…if you missed this one don’t miss that one!

Meanwhile over in North Wales Richard and Jean were paying a first visit to Plas Uchaf for the Llandudno and District Riders Club Hunter Trials. We were given a very warm welcome and were delighted with the course and the variation of cross country jumps…

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We shall be back at Plas Uchaf for the September Hunter Trials…well worth a visit!

This coming weekend 24th/25th May we shall be out in force at the British Eventing at Berriewood Farm…fingers crossed for good weather!

Other events we have coming up in June are as follows:

Habberley Funride…Sunday 1st June

Wheatland Hunt Funride at Monkhopton…Sunday 8th June

Charity Showjumping at Radfords, Llanymynech…Saturday 14th June

SSHPC One Day Event at Berriewood…Sunday 22nd June

Albrighton PC Hunter Trials at Woodside Farm…Saturday 28th June.

At all events we print on site and publish photos purchased on the day to our facebook page that evening, for you to share with your friends. The full gallery of images may be found on our CountryStyle Photography Website.

That’s enough for now…the dogs are grinding me down with their “when are we going for a walk” look!


Dog Days of Summer…

Dog days of summer…the sultry part of the summer, supposed to occur during the period that Sirius, the Dog Star, rises at the same time as the sun. This usually happens between July 3 and August 11. These dog days are supposedly a period marked by lethargy, inactivity, or indolence.

So, after a lovely, inactive, indolent and lazy break in Scotland we are back to work with a vengeance, with a full schedule of events lined up for August. We are looking forward to the ever popular Isle Funride on Sunday 11th August, organised by the North Shropshire Hunt…our popular montages will be available as usual.

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We are also looking forward to covering the Midarc Championships at Netley Hall on the 9th, 10th and 11th August.

Minsterley Show is on Saturday 17th August followed by Church Stretton Horse and Pony Show on Sunday 18th…both shows are now taking entries. We will also be at the United Pack Norbury Funride on Sunday 18th August…a lovely funride through a beautiful part of Shropshire.

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A new event for this year is the Tedsmore Hunter Trials on Saturday 24th August…a fun and friendly hunter trials with fences no bigger than 70cms. Great for beginners and novices… to include a popular pairs class.

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We shall once again be at Ross Rowing Regatta over the August bank holiday weekend, returning in good time to prepare ourselves for a busy weekend at Llanymynech Horse Trials which take place on 31st August and 1st September…entries are still being taken. Don’t forget that the Tuesday evening Showjumping at Radfords, Llanymynech runs through until the end of August…only a few more weeks left.

Then we shall be in September…when we have even more Funrides, Hunter Trials and One Day Events. More on that next time :)

The Isle Funride 2013…

What can I say about the Isle Funride on Sunday?

Well, there was fun to be had…Shropshire Event Photographer

and also frolicks…CountryStyle Photography

There was some beautiful hedge jumping…CountryStyle Photography

and there was some interesting hedge jumping…CountryStyle Photography

and there was also some stylish log jumping…CountryStyle Photography

All in all it was a fun packed and enjoyable day! The Isle funride is organised by the North Shropshire Hunt…and very well organised at that. There were 268 riders taking part on Sunday and it was a great day. The full gallery of photographs may be found on our website at CountryStyle Photography. The next Isle funride is on August 11th…so if you missed this one don’t miss that one!

Event organisers…if you would like the services of CountryStyle Photography at your event please give us a call on 01743 790699. We print on-site, do not charge an attendance fee and are always happy to help promote your event in the run up. And if there is any action to be captured…we are the ones to do it :)

Whats Going on…

Our new young photographer Abigail is coming along nicely. Her dressage photographs are fresh and original…Shropshire Event photographer

Being a horse rider herself she knows a good position when she sees it…

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and she even manages to capture the spectators unawares…

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Yes she is coming along nicely!

We shall be keeping both Abigail and Richard busy in the coming weeks. This weekend we are looking forward to the BE Horse Trials at Radfords, Llanymynech…could be a bit breezy unless this wind drops.

Next Sunday 19th May we have the Isle Funride at Bicton…always an enjoyable and popular funride.

We have two events at Tedsmore coming up…showjumping on the 25th May and another Gallops Open Day on the 1st June to include cross country fences, brush fences, showjumping and lots more. It was great last time so don’t miss it!

Other dates for your diary include:

The Habberley Funride on Sunday 2nd June.

The Wheatland Hunt Funride at Monkhopton near Bridgnorth on Sunday 2nd June.

The Orleton Park Funride, near Wellington on Sunday 9th June.

Express Eventing at Radfords, Llanymynech on Sunday 9th June.

Arena Eventing at Valley View on Saturday 22nd June.

And of course there is showjumping at Radfords every Tuesday evening and pleny of events at Tushingham Arena too.

So thats whats going on!

Funrides 2013…the story so far

Several times at recent events I have been asked when certain funrides are taking place this year. So because I know you like to be on the ball I have compiled a list of funrides that we shall be attending in 2013. There are more dates still to be added as they are confirmed, but these dates are correct as it stands at present.

The first of our funrides is at Eaton Mascott on the 7th April. The photographs below are from the Eaton Mascott Funride last April…what a lot of happy smiley people! :)

Please note that owing to the ground conditions the Eaton Mascott Funride has been rescheduled to 28th April.

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_BST5460-Edit-EditStarting with the Eaton Mascott funride the dates we have so far are as follows:

Eaton Mascott Funride organised by the South Shropshire Hunt…7th April 2013

Please note that owing to the ground conditions the Eaton Mascott Funride has been rescheduled to 28th April 2013.

Isle Estate Funride organised by the North Shropshire Hunt…19th May 2013

Habberley Funride…2nd June 2013

Orleton Park Funride organised by the South Shropshire Hunt…9th June 2013

Isle Estate Funride organised by the North Shropshire Hunt…11th August 2013

North Shropshire Hunt Funride…1st September 2013

Hawkstone Scenic Funride…8th September 2013

Battlefield 1403 Funride organised by the North Shropshire Hunt…15th September 2013

Uppington Funride organised by the South Shropshire Hunt…22nd September 2013

Larden Grange Funride organised by the Wheatland Hunt…29th September 2013

Eaton Mascott Funride organised by the South Shropshire Hunt…13th October 2013
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If you know of any other Funrides that could benefit from the services of CountryStyle Photography please feel free to put us in touch. We are always happy to help advertise the events we attend. We also upload all photos sold on the day to our CountryStyle Facebook page, that evening if possible, where they may be shared with friends. Our montages are very popular and, new for this year, we have your own phone app available for Android or iPhone displaying your favourite CountryStyle Photography images.

So, it may be snowing outside at present but I shall comfort myself with the thought that our first funride of the season is only seven weeks away!